Historical genre books (208)


To Live : A Novel by Yu Hua EN

Rating: 4     16 Votes
Country: Asia / China flag China
From the author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this celebrated contemporary classic of Chinese literature was also adapted for film by Zhang Yimou. This searing novel, originally banned in China but later named one of that nation’s most influential books, portrays one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a landlord to a kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family’s fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and priva... continue
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022


Tomorrow I'm Dead : How a Seventeen-year-old Killing Field Survivor Became the Cambodian Freedom Army's Greatest Soldier by Bun Yom EN

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Country: Asia / Cambodia flag Cambodia
In 1975, US troops had withdrawn from Cambodia, leaving the people defenseless against Pol Pot’s army, the Khmer Rouge. As the army took over Cambodia, thousands of innocent people were ordered out of their homes. In April 1975, fourteen-year-old Bun Yom was forced at gunpoint, along with his family, to march toward the steaming jungle. After a soldier separated Yom from his family, he had no idea he would not see them again for nine years. In his account of his involuntary journey from a normal childhood to enslavement in conditions so inhumane it seemed only death could free him, Yom shares ... continue


Tortured for Christ : 50th Anniversary Edition by Richard Wurmbrand EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
A timeless and bestselling account of courage, tenacious faith, and unbelievable endurance and forgiveness, this enhanced 50th anniversary edition of Tortured for Christ will inspire believers around the world.
Recommended: 22 Oct 2022


True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
'I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silence...' To the authorities in pursuit of him, outlaw Ned Kelly is a horse thief, bank robber and police-killer. But to his fellow ordinary Australians, Kelly is their own Robin Hood. In a dazzling act of ventriloquism, Peter Carey brings the famous bushranger wildly and passionately to life.


Tuvalu: A History by Simati Faaniu EN

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Country: Oceania / Tuvalu flag Tuvalu
Recommended: 18 Mar 2023


Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta EN

Rating: 4     9 Votes
Country: Africa / Nigeria flag Nigeria
Inspired by her mother's stories of war and Nigeria's folktale traditions, Under the Udala Trees is Chinelo Okparanta's deeply searching, powerful debut about the dangers of living and loving openly


Under the Yoke by Ivan Vazov EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Under the Yoke is a novel by Ivan Vazov written in 1888. It depicts the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria and is the most famous piece of classic Bulgarian literature. The tranquillity in a Bulgarian village under Ottoman rule is only superficial: the people are quietly preparing for an uprising. The plot follows the story of Boicho Ognyanov, who, having escaped from a prison in Diarbekir, returns to the Bulgarian town of Byala Cherkva to take part in the rebellion. There he meets old friends, enemies, and the love of his life. The plot portrays the personal drama of the characters, their emotions, mot... continue


Unity & Struggle : Selected Speeches and Writings by Amílcar Cabral EN

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AmÃ?Â-lcar Cabral, born in 1921 in Guinea-Bissau, had his early education in Guinea and did his university studies in Portugal. Cabral found himself active in the nationalist struggle, a political context that enabled him to reflect on several aspects of the armed struggle. He developed his understanding and theories of the national liberation struggle in the political context of militant nationalism; he fought as he wrote incisively about that struggle, and passionately struggled as he wrote. This dialectical experience enriched his theoretical understanding of the aims, goals, strategies and... continue


Vilnius Poker by Ričardas Gavelis, Elizabeth Novickas EN

Rating: 2.5     2 Votes
Country: Europe / Lithuania flag Lithuania
four different perspectives, and it captures the surreal horror of life under the Soviet yoke." --Book Jacket.
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022


Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexiévich EN

Rating: 3.7     8 Votes
Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
The people of Chernobyl talk about their lives before, during, and after the worst nuclear reactor accident in history which occurred on April 26, 1986 in Chernobyl.
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

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